Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Discussion Post #2 - Shatter Me

Hello lovely bookworms! If you're keeping up with the reading schedule, you've probably hit a pretty evil cliffhanger at this point. (*cackles madly*) I'd love to say that was an accident, but it wasn't. I love keeping you on your toes!

Let's talk Shatter Me!


Discussion Questions:

* Now that you've witnessed what Juliette can actually do, what are your thoughts on her character?

* There's a discussion of Juliette's past life in these chapters. Specifically of the crime she committed to end up incarcerated. How do you feel that this experience has shaped her?

* In these chapters we get to learn much more about Warner. His personality is starting to come through. What do you think of his character? Do you believe he is at all redeemable?

* Adam and Juliette interact more in these chapters. Their relationship is starting to shift. Where do you feel like it will go?


My Thoughts:

So Juliette's big secrets finally come out in these chapters! I remember, during the first read through, that I was stunned. Sure, it's alluded to that Juliette can't touch other human beings. The measure of what she can do though, is so much larger than that. I was both amazed and appalled at her powers. Poor girl, there's so much for her to deal with. I feel like it puts her current personality well into perspective. She must be reserved because otherwise she puts others at risk.

Finding out what happened to Juliette as a younger girl also puts her personality into perspective. I remember tearing up at the mention of her mistake. It just shows how kind a person she is, and yet how much her curse hampers her. It's heartbreaking. Still, I feel like there's this iron strength inside her now that is just waiting to break out. Juliette may look like a shrinking violet, but she's definitely not.

Which brings me to Warner, because with him I truly believe that what you see is what you get. There's not heart in that chest. Warner may have once been a kinder person, but situations have turned him to ice. The cold, calculating way that he assesses people. The way that he figures out the optimum way to cause them pain. It's brutal. His fascination with Juliette might have made him human to me, if it wasn't for the fact that he wants to use her for his own devices.

Then there's Adam. Sweet, sad, lost Adam. I kind of love the fact that he's in the background during this part of the book. Juliette and her struggle take center stage, but at least we found out that he's not all bad. I have a feeling he'll be extremely important later on. For now, we'll leave him to watch over her while she sleeps. Read on, my friends. Read on!

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